Free resources about the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Ukraine LDS Missions.
Dnepropetrovsk Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Dnepropetrovsk Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Dnepropetrovsk Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the mission:
Videos with Dnepropetrovsk RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Dnepropetrovsk Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Ukraine
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Ukraine. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Ukraine, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Dnepropetrovsk Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Dnepropetrovsk Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
|Elder Cody Johnson||cljmission.blogspot.com||2017|
|Sister Makenzie Morris||makenziemorris.blogspot.com||2016|
|Sister Sharisa Nay||a-dash-of-me.blogspot.com||2016|
|Sister Mariah McCrea||mccreamissionaries.blogspot.com||2015|
|Elder Jake Hutchings||missionsite.net/elderjakehutchings||2015|
|Elder Barrett Johnson||missionsite.net/elderbarrettjohnson||2013|
|Elder Christopher Chun||elderchrischun.blogspot.com||2012|
|Elder Garrett McClintock||eldermcclintock.wordpress.com||2012|
|Elder Zach Stanford||missionsite.net/elderzstanford||2011|
Dnepropetrovsk Mission Groups
Here are Dnepropetrovsk Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Dnepropetrovsk Mission.
Dnepropetrovsk Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission!
Shirt designs include Dnepropetrovsk Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL. The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.
*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Dnepropetrovsk missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Dnepropetrovsk Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Dnepropetrovsk Mission.
- 2015-2018, Paul R. Sullivan
- 2012-2015, J. Robert van Bruggen
- 2009-2012, Dale Edwin Nielsen
Ukraine LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 11,536
- Missions: 3
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 51
- Family History Centers: 39
Helpful Articles about Ukraine
Dnepropetrovsk Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- July 2012-July 2014 (Paul)
- 2007-2009 (Christopher)
What areas did you serve in?
- Dnepr, Predneprovsk, Poltava, Simf, Yevpat. (Christopher)
What were some favorite foods?
- Borshct, Vareniki, Pelmeni, fresh bread/pastries from the bakery, dark chocolate. All the fruit juices are fantastic. Grechka. Bird seed (Psheno). Local Honey. (Paul)
- Produce – The peaches are hands down better than Georgia’s (the state). (Christopher)
What was a funny experience?
- Playing soccer with African college students was hilarious. (A few later even got baptized!) (Paul)
- Every marshrutka ride is a hilarious experiment in smell tolerance and flagrant, unapologetic personal space violation. (Christopher)
What was a crazy experience?
- Singing while tracting in an apartment complex. Drunk guy interrupted us (at a door that just opened!) and began assaulting us. Only exit was a ghetto elevator, which we rushed to. He threw a pamphlet at us as the elevator doors were closing haha. Also…War with Russia. Yeah. Tanks and military vehicles passing through cities on the way to the front lines. (Paul)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Staying in an area more than 6 months, or long enough to go through the area book and call people who you gave the Book of Mormon to on the street in exchange for their number…and now they’ve actually read it all the way and are so ready to receive the gospel. (Paul)
What are some interesting facts about the Dnepropetrovsk Mission?
- It’s called Ukraine. If you have internet you have Wikipedia. Check it brothers/sisters. How about Crimea! When Crimea officially became part of the Rostov Russia mission, The Church sent a letter out to all the Crimean branches and it was noted in the letter that the change in mission boundaries was not connected to politics. This is after Russia invaded and took control of it. Interesting huh? (Paul)
- I opened Yalta and Predneprovsk. (Christopher)
What was the weather like?
- Similar to Utah but a bit more humid. Honestly not crazy cold, but depends on your area/city. (Paul)
- Lovely in the summer, not as cold as you think in the winter, beautiful falls, and monsoon style springs in Crimea. (Christopher)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- So much. Their understanding of hardships and trials; Ukraine as a whole has suffered a lot recently. P.S. Ukrainian dance is the most athletic folk dance you will ever see. You should try learning it! It’s awesome. (Paul)
- The widows mite – they give all they have, though they don’t have much. (Christopher)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Gloves, scarves. If you don’t untie your shoes when you take them off and on(habit of mine) Your socks will get holes in them from the friction. So extra socks. And thermals if you don’t like being cold. But summer is hot too, you still want short sleeved shirts for sure! (Paul)
- Don’t buy a coat till you get there. They know how to make cheap, warm coats. (Christopher)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Everything after your mission. Being able to empathize with people of another culture and land because you know what they have gone through. Peace and Joy. Faith and Testimony. Eternal Friends. Everything worth more than money. (Paul)
What are some skills you gained?
- Talking with educated people. Turning to the Lord to really find yourself. Consecration. Leading activities, Public speaking. Synergy in group collaboration. Understanding the value of every soul on the earth. Event Planning/Organizing. (Paul)
- Resourcefulness and cooking – the two often going hand in hand. Mayonnaise and flour makes decent fried bread dough. (Christopher)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Set goals in your gospel/ language study. Memorize scriptures. Learn as much language as you can to connect with the people. Take the time to write down stories to tell to help illustrate gospel principles, they often teach better than just spouting off doctrine. (Paul)
- That communists are wonderfully spiritual people. Giving of all they have with no hope of reward or blessing, in this life or the next. They are genuinely committed to self sacrifice and world improvement through neighborliness and undeserved kindness. (Christopher)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Dnepropetrovsk?
- The blood of Israel runs thickly here. In some branches, you’ll find all twelve tribes. Don’t write girls, it’s distracting. The Lord wants your might and strength, but also requires your mind and heart. (Paul)
- Love them, they deserve. They are, without exception, harder-working, more persevering, and less supported people than you. Vices and addictions are all the result of their hardships which you will never know. Offer kindness to every Ukrainian. (Christopher)
What was a funny language mistake?
- From the Mission Training Center, I was used to nodding my head in understanding. Don’t nod your head if you don’t understand. Also in talks or prayers pausing forever trying to remember a word…and then someone else says it for you, or you say it in English haha. (Paul)
- Ask all building guards the word “sutkami,” then ask what it’s like working with ducks all day. — Why no mention of the 2007 missionaries or President Leonard Abraham, who started the mission when it split from Donyetsk? Y’all ashamed of us?